Practice Publications

PDF icon Overcoming language barriers for pediatric surgical patients and their family members (Weldon_et_al_Article_2014_AORN_May_CN_Peds_CN_website.pdf | 1.29 MB)

Weldon JM, Langan K, Miedema F, Myers J, Oakie A, Walter E. (2014) Overcoming language barriers for pediatric surgical patients and their family members. AORN Journal 5, 617-629.

Report of a USA medical center program designed to respond to the language needs of children who undergo cardiac surgery and their families who attend clinics in Mexico. It describes how aspects of care are guided by the Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model.

PDF icon Spirituality and spiritual care from a Careful Nursing perspective (Spirituality_and_Spiritual_Care_from_a_Careful_Nursing_Persp.pdf | 127 kB)

Meehan T.C. (2012) Spirituality and spiritual care from a Careful Nursing perspective. Journal of Nursing Management, 8, 990-1001.

An historical overview of spirituality in nursing and description of spiritual care from the perspective of the Careful Nursing philosophy and practice model, with implications for nursing management and clinical practice.  NB: as of July 2014 the use of the terms dimension and concept have been reversed.

PDF icon Contagious calmness: a sense of calmness in acute care settings (Binder_Contagious_Calmness_18-30.pdf | 1.58 MB)

Proudfoot M. (1983) Contagious calmness: a sense of calmness in acute care settings. Topics in Clinical Nursing 5, 18–30.

A clinical description of the importance of nurses' calmness in acute and critical care situations and how to develop and maintain this skill. It was recognised as a perfect contemporary fit for the historical data on calmness. The term contagious calmness was taken from this article.